During the People’s Organization (PO) Product Selling at the Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City, NegOcc farmers and fisherfolks earned at least Php 1.1M.
Seventeen farmers and fisherfolks attained the recorded initial gross as of July 15.
The 15-day activity enable farmers to obtain high income.
Luisa Tutor, Senior environment management specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said that farmers can’t have higher sales if they only stay at their farms.
Moreover, the activity enable the farmers to be linked to their potential markets.
Interestingly, most of the products are natural and organically grown.
Aside from exhibiting agricultural produce, the government aims to increase environment conservation among Negrenses.
Farmers used biodegradable packaging and containers instead of the single use of plastics.
Tutor mentioned in the report of Sunstar that the government promotes conservation of economic enterprise through the event.
NegOcc farmers were also encourage to become entrepreneurs as well.
Further, the product selling is part of the celebration of the 27th Provincial Environment Month.
“Now on its sixth year, the activity showcased wide-variety of products like rice, vegetables, roots crops, processed food, dried fish, herbs and fruit trees, among others,” report said.
Canlamay ISF Upland Farmers Association of Barangay Canlamay obtained the highest gross profit among the sellers.
Makcata ISF Farmers Association of Barangay Rizal in San Carlos City (first place), Canlamay ISF Upland Farmers Association (second place), and Victorias ISF Farmers Association of Barangay Gawahon in Victorias City (third place) won the best booths.
The government plans to have a bigger and longer product selling for more farmers and fisherfolks next year.